Adventures in Baby Growing – The First Weeks

I’m pregnant, and I couldn’t be happier. We were trying for 3 months, and are so thrilled that it didn’t take very long. We’re having a baby in May or early June! During my pregnancy, I’ll be blogging about my adventures in baby growing. Join the adventure!
These first weeks have been crazy and difficult. I can’t believe how quickly my body started acting differently. Almost immediately my stomach rebelled against me, and continues to stage a rebellion. I haven’t been throwing up, but am nauseous ALL DAY LONG. The whole “morning sickness” description is a total misnomer. After 5 or 6 weeks of nausea, I finally had my first doctor’s appointment and was given a prescription for Zofran. It has been a miracle drug. I feel like I have my life back for the most part.
My other major symptom has been tiredness. I feel like I’m in a waking coma. At the same time, I have trouble sleeping. What the what?! It makes no sense at all. I won a $70 giftcard from CSN from Candace Rose. She has another CSN giveaway running right now, so go enter! Anyway, I used the giftcard to buy a super awesome Snoozer Body Pillow that was $71.99 with free shipping. I got it in the mail last week and it is helping me sleep more comfortably. I love free stuff!
People keep asking if I’ve had any cravings yet, and I don’t really think I have. My sister-in-law is convinced that if I crave sweet, it is a girl, if salty, a boy. Who knows? If a craving comes along, maybe we’ll start the guessing.
These first weeks have been exciting, keeping our secret from the world and slowly telling family and friends before announcing it last week. I love that as each weeks passes, my baby is growing and is more secure in my womb. I feel more pregnant as each week passes. It feels a little like an alien has taken over my body, but at least it is a cute little alien.
What were your early pregnancy symptoms? How did you deal with them?
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2 Comments on Adventures in Baby Growing – The First Weeks

  1. HeartBabyHome
    November 4, 2010 at 6:21 am (4 years ago)

    Yay!!
    I’ve been away for a while….but I used to read your blog often and I’m so excited for your pregnancy!!
    Congratulations :) :) :)

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  2. Mommy Moxie
    November 23, 2010 at 4:07 am (4 years ago)

    I craved ice cream for most of my pregnancy, but I had a boy, so don’t believe that too much! I too was nauseous but only threw up a couple of times. I just tried to make sure that I had protein in my system and I drank a lot of ginger tea and ginger ale, plus I ate candied ginger. Altoids helped too.

    Hopefully things are better now! My symptoms only went on until I was eight weeks along :)

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